Quick Tip: Freeze Leftover Ingredients for Impromptu Pizza Toppings

Quick Tip: Freeze Leftover Ingredients for Impromptu Pizza Toppings

Sarah Rae Smith
Oct 9, 2012

After almost every meal I have a small amount of leftover ingredients. It might be a half cup of roasted peppers or garlic, possibly a few shreds of meat or even a bit of cheese. I usually end up piling it all into one ridiculously sized taco, but sometimes I freeze them for use later as pizza toppings.

I have one large zip-top bag in my freezer with a few additional smaller bags in it. This is my pizza stash. It's where I keep these tiny amounts of leftover ingredients to pull out on a whim when pizza is on the menu. Instead of heading to the store and buying a ton of ingredients, I just save them from meals past. If I did purchase ingredients from the store specifically for pizza, there's a high probability that I didn't use them all anyway. (Who wants a pizza with an entire raw onion on it?) Some things are best in moderation and freezing can help!

Do you store your leftovers? Even small amounts of marinara and cheese can be frozen! Share your tips in the comments below!

Related: Recipe: Yeast-Free Pizza Dough

(Image: Sarah Rae Trover)

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